Secondary school maths teacher appalled by intransigence of her union to get children back to school

Appalled by the intransigence of her union when it comes to getting pupils back into classrooms, this maths teacher at a state secondary in the North of England resigned her membership.  Here, in a powerful account, the experienced teacher in her late 30s – who asked to remain anonymous – lays bare the unions’ shameful … Read more Secondary school maths teacher appalled by intransigence of her union to get children back to school

Secondary school maths teacher appalled by intransigence of her union to get children back to school

Appalled by the intransigence of her union when it comes to getting pupils back into classrooms, this maths teacher at a state secondary in the North of England resigned her membership.  Here, in a powerful account, the experienced teacher in her late 30s – who asked to remain anonymous – lays bare the unions’ shameful … Read more Secondary school maths teacher appalled by intransigence of her union to get children back to school

Secondary head tells pupils they must wear face masks – despite government advice saying otherwise

Masks are now part of school uniform: Secondary head tells pupils and staff they must wear face-coverings when classes restart in September – despite government advice saying otherwise Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College has enforced rule  It comes after Government advice saying masks in schools is ‘not recommended’ Matt Hancock said: ‘If … Read more Secondary head tells pupils they must wear face masks – despite government advice saying otherwise

Finance boss stole more than £200,000 from her secondary school

A finance boss who stole over £200,000 from her secondary school over seven years has been ordered to pay back less than half. Ghislain Sharron Smithson, 52, diverted over £100,000 in cash into her bank account from the Keswick School, in Cumbria, between 2012 and 2018. But she also used the school account to buy … Read more Finance boss stole more than £200,000 from her secondary school

Finance boss stole more than £200,000 from her secondary school

A finance boss who stole over £200,000 from her secondary school over seven years has been ordered to pay back less than half. Ghislain Sharron Smithson, 52, diverted over £100,000 in cash into her bank account from the Keswick School, in Cumbria, between 2012 and 2018. But she also used the school account to buy … Read more Finance boss stole more than £200,000 from her secondary school

Secondary schools pupils facing GCSE and A-level exams return today

Secondary school pupils with GCSE and A-level exams next year are returning to classes today, but only a quarter of Years 10 and 12 are allowed on site at one time due to social-distancing. The Government wants pupils to have ‘face-to-face’ support before their exams next summer, but the amount contact time will vary considerably across … Read more Secondary schools pupils facing GCSE and A-level exams return today

Secondary schools pupils facing GCSE and A-level exams return today

Secondary school pupils with GCSE and A-level exams next year are returning to classes today, but only a quarter of Years 10 and 12 are allowed on site at one time due to social-distancing. The Government wants pupils to have ‘face-to-face’ support before their exams next summer, but the amount contact time will vary considerably across … Read more Secondary schools pupils facing GCSE and A-level exams return today

Secondary schools could stay closed BEYOND September

The Health Secretary last night conceded that secondary schools in England may not fully reopen in September – with ministers also expected to row back on their pledge to give primary children a month in classes before summer break. Matt Hancock said at the Downing Street briefing yesterday that it was still ‘our current working … Read more Secondary schools could stay closed BEYOND September

Secondary schools could stay closed BEYOND September

The Health Secretary last night conceded that secondary schools in England may not fully reopen in September – with ministers also expected to row back on their pledge to give primary children a month in classes before summer break. Matt Hancock said at the Downing Street briefing yesterday that it was still ‘our current working … Read more Secondary schools could stay closed BEYOND September

Man who lost partner to secondary breast cancer is ‘glad’ she died before coronavirus pandemic hit

A man who lost his partner to secondary breast cancer told how he is ‘glad’ she died before the coronavirus pandemic.  Gary Powell, 54, from Bradford, revealed he is experiencing the complexities of grieving in isolation after his partner Tina Hudson, aged 54, died in Bradford hospice on 12 February following a long battle with … Read more Man who lost partner to secondary breast cancer is ‘glad’ she died before coronavirus pandemic hit